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Jun 8, 2018 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali is produced at KPFK in Los Angeles, California
Topics: Medea Benjamin, Iran
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Jun 7, 2018 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali is produced in Los Angeles, California.
Topic: Fred Pearce
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Jun 6, 2018 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali is produced at KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles.
Topics: Doug Henwood, Stephen Vittoria, Mumia Abu Jamal
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Jun 5, 2018 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali 
Topics: Stephen Spaulding, Cory Albertson
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Feb 22, 2018 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali interview
Topics: Stephanie Abraham, Black Panther
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Aug 4, 2017 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali is a daily TV/Radio show produced in Los Angeles, CA
Topics: German Lopez, Miguel Tinker Salas, Alyesha Wise
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Aug 3, 2017 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali is a TV/radio show produced in Los Angeles, California.
Topics: Francisca Porchas, Doug Henwood, Donald Trump, Immigration
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Apr 28, 2017 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali is produced in Los Angeles.
Topic: Marissa Landrigan
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Apr 17, 2017 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Rising Up With Sonali is produced in Los Angeles, CA
Topics: Richard Wolff, Tax Day March
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Mar 17, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Secretary of State John Kerry uses the word "genocide" for the first time in relation to the Islamic State - just days after Russia announced a withdrawal from Syria. We'll turn to author and academic Professor Vijay Prashad to understand what this means for the Syrian war. And, Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor of Princeton University joins us to discuss her new book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.
Topics: John Kerry, Secretary of State, genocide, Islamic State, Russia, withdraw, Syria, Vijay Prashad,...
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Mar 16, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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In the aftermath of this Tuesday's primary wins for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we'll turn to analyst Joshua Holland to understand where the election campaign is. And, Chicagoans say #ByeAnita to the Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. We'll speak with journalist Sarah Macaraeg to get some context on how young activists of color made it happen. Plus, author Jay Wexler joins us to discuss his new book, When God isn't Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice...
Topics: aftermath, Tuesday, primary, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Joshua Holland, election, campaign,...
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Mar 16, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The FBI and Apple clash over privacy versus security - we'll speak with Shahid Buttar about the story and why the outcome could be precedent-setting. And, Darnell Hunt joins us to discuss the latest Hollywood Diversity report. Plus, filmmaker Jen Senko offers perhaps the best explanation for the masses of support behind Donald Trump with her new documentary called The Brainwashing of my Dad.
Topics: FBI, Apple, privacy, security, Shahid Butter, Darnell Hunt, Hollywood, diversity, report,...
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Mar 14, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Activists push back against Donald Trump and his supporters - we'll turn to Arun Gupta for what the clashes in Chicago last Friday mean for the rest of the election. And, are the states of Texas and Indiana returning us to the age of the coat-hanger? Jessica Pieklo of RH Reality Check will give us the lowdown on the landscape of anti-abortion regulations. Plus, a former nuclear engineer spends a month in Japan on the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster - we'll speak with Arnie Gundersen...
Topics: activists, Donald Trump, supporters, Arun Gupta, Chicago, Friday, election, Texas, Indiana, coat...
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Mar 13, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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With anti-establishment candidates running in the Presidential primaries, we explore the question today of who can vote foinr which primary. And, we’ll hear a commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal on voting and elections. Plus organizer and activist Rosa Clemente is one of 7 activists with Black Lives Matter facing charges in Los Angeles - we’ll speak with her about it. And, we’ll hear the voice of Jasmine Richards, a young BLM activist who may be facing the harshest criminal charges in the...
Topics: anti-establishment, Presidential, primaries, vote, commentary, Mumia Abu Jamal, elections,...
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Mar 10, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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President Obama's plan to shut down Guantanamo is so riddled with flaws, it may never happen - we'll speak with Josie Setzler of Witness Against Torture. And, Fast food workers in Florida walk off their jobs ahead of Tuesday's primary, we'll speak with two McDonald's workers. Plus, part 2 of a two-part conversation with author Erin Aubrey Kaplan on her new book I Heart Obama, which is a complex look at the black community's relationship with the President.
Topics: Obama, president, Guantanamo, flaws, torture, workers, Florida, primary, McDonalds, black,...
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Mar 9, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The US government is requiring undocumented children as young as 3 and 4 to represent themselves in immigration court - we'll speak with ACLU attorney Ahilan Arulanthanam about it. And, Adam Johnson discusses media bias against Bernie Sanders in the wake of his Michigan win. Plus, part 1 of a two-part conversation with author Erin Aubrey Kaplan on her new book I Heart Obama, which is a complex look at the black community's relationship with the President. 
Topics: US, government, undocumented, children, represent, court, ACLU, attorney, media, bias, Bernie...
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Mar 8, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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As the historic 2016 primary elections continue, we'll turn to analyst David Dayen as we attempt to navigate the races and conventions. And, Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, is the title of a new book by Baz Driesinger. We'll hear how her experiences in US prisons and prisons around the world shaped her approach to incarceration.
Topics: 2016, Primary, elections, David Dayen, navigate, races, conventions, Incarceration, nations,...
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Mar 7, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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On this International Women's Day we'll discuss the legacy of a powerful woman, Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres, who was gunned down last week. My guest, Suyapa Portillo, who knew Caceres, will discuss the Clinton-backed coup in 2009 that has created an atmosphere of danger in Honduras. And, Rebecca Traister joins us to discuss her new book, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. 
Topics: International Women's Day, legacy, powerful, woman, Honduran, environmental, indigenous, rights,...
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Mar 4, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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As US bombs continue to fall on Syria and Iraq, we'll turn to Rahul Mahajan to discuss what the media are ignoring. And, Courtney Morris joins us to breakdown the Oscars, Chris Rock, and #JusticeforFlint. Plus, Black Lives Matter activists Devonte Jackson and Robbie Clark share suggestions on how white activists can best express solidarity with the movement.
Topics: US, bombs, Syria, Iraq, media, breakdown, Oscars, Chris Rock, #JusticeforFlint, Black Lives Matter,...
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Mar 2, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing is the title of a book by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel. I'll speak with Esquibel on today's show to discuss why it's so important to revive traditional foods and methods of preparation. 
Topics: diet, Mexican-American, recipes, health, book, Catriona Rueda Esquivel, revive, traditional, foods,...
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Mar 1, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World. That's the title of a new book by Baz Driesinger. We'll hear how her experiences in US prisons and prisons around the world shaped her approach to incarceration. Plus, a new commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal entitled, The Children of Perdition. 
Topics: Incarceration, nations, justice, prisons, world, Baz Driesinger, US, commentary, Mumia Abu Jamal,...
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Feb 22, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Author Erin Aubry Kaplan joins us to discuss her new book, I Heart Obama - a complex and conflicted look at the African American community's relationship with the first Black president. 
Topics: Erin Aubry Kaplan, book, Obama, complex, conflicted, African American, community, relationship,...
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Feb 19, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The latest episode o f a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Recorded February 18, 2016. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Superbowl, patriotism, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Steve Phillips, Brown is the New White, New American...
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Feb 16, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Black Lives Matter activists around the country are slowly but surely impacting the national conversation on police violence. We'll speaking with activist Melina Abdullah about the recent police conviction in New York, how activists in Los Angeles are challenging police, and what Beyonce's entry into the movement means. Plus Steve Phillips joins us for an in-depth discussion about his new book, Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority. 
Topics: Black Lives Matter, activists, impacting, national, conversation, police, violence, conviction, New...
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Feb 12, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Who will black voters choose in South Carolina? We'll turn to Clemson University's Chenjerai Kumanyika for more. Kumanyika was just kicked out of a Donald Trump rally on his campus. And, Pitzer College's Suyapa Portillo joins us to discuss why President Obama is taking aim at Central American refugees in his last year in office. Plus, Los Angeles based artist Plastic Jesus, who has been compared to Banksy, has issued a strong message about the lack of diversity at this year's Academy Awards....
Topics: voters, black, South Carolina, Clemson University, Donald Trump, rally, campus, Pitzer College,...
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Feb 10, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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President Obama submits his final annual federal budget to Congress for approval. We'll speak with Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project on how he splits domestic and military spending. And, what sort of federal budget might we see under a "President Sanders"? Economist Gerald Friedman discusses in great depth, how he thinks Sanders's economic plan would boost incomes, reduce unemployment, and raise taxes on the super rich.  
Topics: President Obama, annual, federal, budget, Congress, National Priorities Project, splits, domestic,...
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Feb 9, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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As primary election season gets into full swing, we'll talk about an issue that underlies most issues, and that is money in politics. A new report from Common Cause offers hope for national momentum to over turn Citizen's United - we'll speak with the report's author Jay Riestenberg. And, AFSCME Local 3299 has called for a speakers boycott of UC Berkeley, ahead of a speaking event with Bill and Chelsea Clinton. My guest will be Todd Stenhouse, union spokesperson. Plus, the lead contamination...
Topics: primary, election, full, swing, money, politics, report, Common Cause, national momentum, Citizen's...
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Feb 8, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The media ignores ominous signs of escalation in the Syria war - we'll turn to international correspondent Joe Lauria who joins us from Iraq. And, as older female supporters of Hillary Clinton get desperate to beat Bernie Sanders, they resort to insulting young women. Actor and activist Mimi Kennedy joins us to dissect recent statements by Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem. Plus, islamophobia rears its head once more - in the academy. Professor Ahlam Muhtaseb of UC San Bernardino explains...
Topics: media, ominous, escalation, Syria, war, correspondent, Joe Lauria, Iraq, female, supporters,...
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Feb 8, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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It's no secret that low income communities of color pay the highest price for our fossil fuel energy consumption - we'll hear today from Esther Calhoun, a resident of Uniontown Alabama, who testified at the US Civil Rights Commission about the impacts of coal ash on her community. And, Jeff Cohen joins us to discuss how Hillary Clinton's claims of being progressive are laughable. Plus, we'll hear an excerpt of whistleblower Chelsea Manning's first podcast.
Topics: low, income, communities, color, pay, highest, price, fossil, fuel, energy, consumption, resident,...
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Feb 6, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The latest episode o f a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Recorded February 5, 2016. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Iowa caucuses, primary elections, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, New Hampshire, Progressive,...
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Feb 4, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A new report by the National Registry of Exonerations found a record number of people being wrongly convicted in the US justice system in 2015. We'll speak with Professor Sam Gross who edits the registry. And, as India's oppressed castes continue to face backlash under the rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we'll speak with Dalit American activist and filmmaker Thenmozhi Soundararjan about just how new intolerance is in the world's largest democracy. Plus, is the US ready for public banking?...
Topics: report, National Registry of Exonerations, people, wrongly, convicted, US, justice, system, edits,...
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Feb 3, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Despite massive opposition worldwide, a dozen nations including the US are gathering in New Zealand to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership. We'll get an update from trade expert Patrick Woodall. And, Arun Gupta joins us to discuss what has become of the armed white militia that occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge now that they've been arrested. Plus, Joy Ann Reid discusses why the love that Black Americans have for the Clintons may not be well deserved. 
Topics: massive, opposition, worldwide, nations, US, New Zealand, Trans Pacific Partnership, Arun Gupta,...
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Feb 2, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are seemingly tied for delegates from the Iowa caucuses, while Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump - I'll speak with KPFK Program Director Alan Minsky who is in Iowa this week. And, we'll go to Brazil to find out how the government is tackling public protests and the Zika virus scare in the lead up to the Olympics. Plus Nation contributor Seth Freed Wessler shares his work on privately-run federal prisons for immigrants. 
Topics: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, delegates, Iowa, caucuses, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Alan Minsky,...
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Feb 1, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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How the Democratic primary election has revived discussion of single payer healthcare - Dr. Margaret Flowers is my guest. And, Greg Jobin-Leeds joins us for part 2 of a conversation about his new book When we Fight We Win! Twenty First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World. Plus, Corine Fairbanks joins us to discuss the 40th year of incarceration of political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, and the efforts to demand clemency for the Native American activist. 
Topics: Democratic, primary, election, single, payer, healthcare, book, When We Fight We Win, movements,...
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Jan 31, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Is the Zika virus scare being blown out of proportion? We'll turn to Dr. Donald Bucklin for more. And, Greg Jobin-Leeds joins us to discuss his new book When we Fight We Win! Twenty First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World. And, Greg Jobin-Leeds joins us for part 1 of a 2 part conversation about his book When we Fight We Win! Twenty First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World. Plus, an intimate conversation with US...
Topics: Zika, virus, proportion, fight, win, book, social movements, activists, transforming, world,...
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Jan 30, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The latest episode o f a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Recorded January 29, 2016. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate, poetry, children, childcare, babysitting, cost of childcare,...
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Jan 28, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor of Environmental Earth System Science discusses his finding on emissions of methane from the Porter Ranch gas leak; And, Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and Pastor at Greenleaf Christian church in Goldsboro talks about his new book 'The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement' 
Topics: Porter Ranch, gas, leak, methane, environmental, earth, science, reverend, Dr. William J. Barber...
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Jan 27, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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With just days before the first Primary race of the election season, I'll speak with John Nichols about Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and even Martin O'Malley. And, immigrants who qualify for citizenship are lining up to naturalize so they can vote against Donald Trump. We'll speak with one such immigrant. Plus, the Flint Water Crisis has highlighted a little-discussed but major crisis-in-making in the US - that our entire water infrastructure is crumbling. Robert Glennon, a leading national...
Topics: Primary, race, election, season, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, citizenship,...
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Jan 26, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A Texas grand jury has decided to indict, not Planned Parenthood, but the makers of the controversial videos that tried to entrap the abortion provider. We'll speak with Jodi Jacobson of RH Reality Check. And, professor Richard Ross explains why President Obama and the Supreme Court's recent decisions on juvenile justice are so important. Plus, Martha Ertman discusses her book, Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families. 
Topics: Texas, grand, jury, Planned Parenthood, videos, abortion, provider, professor, President Obama,...
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Jan 25, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Five years after the Egyptian revolution, we'll examine how an era of repression has returned to the country. My guest Mohammad El Masry will explain why a new revolution is coming. And, Journalism professor Robert Jensen joins us to discuss how the media has enabled Donald Trump and why his rhetoric is getting increasingly dangerous. Plus, given the lead poisoning of Flint's children, we'll revisit a scientific study strongly linking lead exposure to crime. 
Topics: Egyptian, revolution, repression, Robert Jensen, media, Donald Trump, dangerous, poisoning, Flint,...
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Jan 22, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Daniel Holtzclaw is sentenced to 263 consecutive years in prison for the serial rapes of black women that he committed while he was an Oklahoma cop. We'll speak with Courtney Morris about it. And, Chris Albin Lackey of Human Rights Watch joins us to discuss the new report he has authored about How Debt Buying Companies Are Abusing Courts to Get "Rubber Stamp Justice." Plus Andrew Hanuaer of Jubilee USA discusses the latest in Puerto Rico's debt crisis, and Mumia Abu Jamal files a...
Topics: consecutive, prison, serial, rapes, black, women, cop, Oklahoma, Human Rights, report, debt,...
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Jan 22, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The latest episode o f a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Recorded January 21, 2016. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Dubai, UAE, travel, Emirates, radical, Bollywood, films, Daniel Holtzclaw, Donald Trump, politics,...
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Jan 21, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Iraq plunges into violence as a new UN report reveals a staggering scale of carnage. My guest Rahul Mahajan will dissect the US's problematic plans to take on ISIS. And, public school teachers in Detroit are confronting President Obama over the devastated school system. Kevin Kumashiro, dean of education at the University of San Francisco will explain how things have gotten this bad and why the teachers' insurrection is inspiring. Finally, as the Supreme Court hears arguments against Obama's...
Topics: Iraq, violence, UN, report, carnage, ISIS, school, teachers, Detroit, President Obama, system,...
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Jan 20, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The armed white occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon led by Ammon Bundy continues. We'll turn to Zoe Carpenter of the Nation magazine. And, author Roberto Gonzales joins us to discuss his new book Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. Gonzales spent 12 years tracking the lives of 150 immigrants in LA in the most comprehensive study of its kind. Plus, we'll go to the UK to speak with Alex Scrivener of Global Justice Now about a new report exposing the Gates Foundation's...
Topics: armed, white, wildlife, refuge, Zoe Carpenter, Nation, magazine, limbo, America, immigrants, UK,...
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Jan 20, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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As the global financial elite gather in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum, a new Oxfam report finds that world inequality is at a staggering high. I'll speak with researcher Nick Gallasso of Oxfam America. And, foreign correspondent and author Reese Erlich analyzes the political eruption over the US-Iran nuclear deal. Plus, a water researcher from Virginia Tech University explains how and why the residents of Flint, Michigan, have been suffering from shocking levels of lead...
Topics: global, financial, Davos, Switzerland, World Economic Forum, Oxfam, inequality, correspondent,...
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Jan 19, 2016 Sonali Kolhatkar
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An in-depth look at the latest Democratic debate with my guest David Dayen. Plus, Porter Ranch resident Matthew Pakucko will join us live in studio to explain the extent of the Aliso Canyon methane and the dangers it presents to Californians. And, filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena will discuss her new and powerful documentary, No Mas Bebes.
Topics: Democratic, debate, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, David Dayen, Porter Ranch, extent, Aliso...
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Dec 15, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Reporting back from Paris, France, after a historic climate accord is signed - we'll how activists organized outside the conference halls in the sanctioned area called the Climate Generations Space, as well in their own convergence space, the Climate Action Zone. And, we'll hear the voices of indigenous women from the Americas demanding climate justice for their communities. 
Topics: Paris, historic, climate, accord, activists, organized, outside, conference, sanctioned, area,...
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Dec 14, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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 Sounds from the mass climate justice demonstrations on the streets of Paris. 
Topics: sounds, justice, demonstrations, Paris
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Dec 14, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Reporting back from Paris, France, after a historic climate accord is signed - we'll hear the struggles of African women struggling with the impacts of a changing climate, and a Grenadian professor who negotiated on behalf of the Maldives. Plus, sounds from the mass climate justice demonstrations on the streets of Paris. 
Topics: Paris, France, historic, climate, accord, struggles, African, women, Grenadian, negotiated,...
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Dec 8, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The second week of the UN climate conference in Paris has begun - we'll bring you a report of how things are going inside and outside COP21.
Topics: report, UN, climate, conference, Paris, inside, outside, COP21
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Dec 8, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Adam Shapiro joins us from Greece where he and others are struggling to help with the flood of Syrian, Afghan, and Iraqi refugees. And, Rahul Mahajan analyzes President Obama's Oval Office address about the recent shooting in San Bernardino, California. Plus, the second week of the UN climate conference in Paris has begun - we'll bring you a report of how things are going inside and outside COP21.
Topics: Greece, struggling, flood, Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, refugees, President, Obama, Oval Office, address,...
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Dec 7, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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How the gun industry avoided the fate of big tobacco and managed to survive research and regulation - we'll speak with Josh Israel, a writer for Think Progress. And, Professor Aldon Morris joins us to discuss his new book about the real father of American sociology - it's called The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. 
Topics: gun, industry, big, tobacco, managed, survive, research, regulation, Think Progress, Aldon Morris,...
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Dec 4, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Nurses and environmental activists join forces in the US, to rally for people's health and the planet's health, calling for an end to climate change. We'll bring you some of the voices from a rally in Los Angeles. And, author Meera Subramanian joins us to discuss her new book A River Runs Again: India's Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka.
Topics: nurses, environmental, activists, US, rally, health, planet, climate change, river, India, natural,...
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Dec 2, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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In the wake of the fatal shooting at Planned Parenthood's clinic in Colorado Springs, we'll turn to Ally Boguhn of RH Reality Check for more. And, Simona Sharoni joins us to analyze recent major victories of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement here in the US. Plus, Professor Shannon Gibson from the University of Southern California will discuss civil and "uncivil" society climate activism as she heads to Paris for the COP21 conference.
Topics: Planned Parenthood, Colorado Springs, victories, boycott, divestment, sanctions, movement, US,...
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Dec 1, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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As Chicago's police superintendent resigns over the killing of 17-year old Laquan McDonald, we'll hear a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal. And, economist Chuck Collins discusses a new report called Billionaire's Bonanza, followed by author Les Leopold on his book Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice. 
Topics: Chicago, superintendent, resigns, Laquan McDonald, police, Mumia Abu Jamal, Chuck Collins, report,...
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Nov 30, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Black Lives Matter ratchet up the pressure from Chicago to Minneapolis and beyond. We'll turn to Courtney Morris at Penn State University for a sweep of the latest news. And, author Sonja Williams joins us to discuss her new book, Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom.
Topics: Black Lives Matter, Chicago, Minneapolis, Courtney Morris, sweep, news, author, book, Word,...
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Nov 30, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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How Muslims are being scapegoated in the US and Europe in the wake of the Paris attacks - we'll turn to Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American Islamic Relations. And, as the COP21 conference in Paris begins, we'll turn to Daphne Wysham for a look at how US states are curbing greenhouse gas emissions in spite of a lack of international consensus. Plus, Samantha Cook, an acclaimed indigenous Australian activist, joins us live in studio.
Topics: Muslims, US, Europe, Paris, attacks, council, American, Islamic, relations, COP21, conference,...
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Nov 20, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Climate justice activists from the United States share their fears and hopes for the upcoming UN conference in the wake of the Paris attacks. We'll speak with Diana Lopez and Shawna Foster. And, author and journalism professor Robert Jensen bares all in a conversation about his new book, which is also his most personal yet: Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully. 
Topics: climate, activists, United States, UN, conference, Paris, attacks, author, journalist, Robert...
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Nov 18, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Young people on college campuses around the nation are organizing against racism, sparked by a victory at the University of Missouri. We'll speak with Luna Olavarria Gallegos, a recent graduate of Ithaca College. And, we'll turn to a French Moroccan community organizer Jordan Elgrably reflecting on the ISIS attacks in Paris, Beirut, and beyond. Plus, author Amos Kamil discusses his book, Great Is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School .
Topics: people, college, campuses, nation, organizing, racism, vicotry, University of Missouri, graduate,...
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Nov 18, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Famed consumer advocate and multiple presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us live to discuss domestic and foreign policy, war and economic justice, and his latest book: Return to Sender: Letters to the President.
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Nov 16, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Deadly attacks in Paris and Beirut leave nearly 200 people dead, with the Islamic State taking credit. We'll speak with scholar and activist Rania Masri. And, we'll check in with Canadian journalist Derrick O'Keefe for a follow up on how his new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is shaping up.  
Topics: Paris, attacks, Beirut, dead, Islamic State, credit, scholar, Rania Masri, Canadian, Derrick...
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Nov 13, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Episode 11  of a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: GOP Debate, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, University of Missouri, Missou, Race, Racism, Student,...
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Nov 13, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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In the aftermath of the latest GOP debate, we'll turn to Joshua Holland of the Nation to discuss how far Republicans have devolved as they try to win over voters. And, a court decision has halted President Obama's immigration relief measures, DACA and DAPA - we'll turn to Marisa Franco of the Not1More Deportation Campaign. Plus, elections in Myanmar just wrapped up. Were they free and fair and will the Army let the results stands?
Topics: GOP, debate, Nation, Republicans, voters, court, decision, President Obama, immigration, relief,...
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Nov 11, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Less than a month before the UN climate conference, COP 21, we'll spend the hour with journalist and activist George Monbiot on his book Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning.
Topics: climate, conference, journalist, activist, book, heat, stop, planet, burning, UN
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Nov 10, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Chelsea Manning denounces the secret FISA court system and offers her own proposed legislation. We'll speak with Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, who is in touch with Manning. And, Ann Jones joins us to discuss the status of the US's seemingly never ending, longest war in Afghanistan. Plus, we'll have a Veteran's Day conversation with former Army combat soldier Hart Viges, the likes of which you won't hear anywhere else. 
Topics: Chelsea Manning, FISA, court, system, proposed, legislation, Ann Jones, longest, war, Afghanistan,...
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Nov 10, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Mumia Abu Jamal on   #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh
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Nov 10, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A spirited anti-racist protest at the University of Missouri that involved students and athletes has resulted in the university president resigning. We'll speak with Missouri's Cristina Mislan. And, a follow up on Haiti's elections with Brian Concannon Jr. Plus, Zoe Dolan joins us to discuss her memoir: There is Room for You: Tales From a Transgender Defender's Heart.
Topics: protest, University of Missouri, students, athletes, president, resigning, Haiti, elections,...
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Nov 9, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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President Obama rejects the Keystone XL pipeline in a massive victory for climate justice activists. We'll speak with Daphne Wysham. And, a Chicago-area cop's killing has been ruled a suicide - journalist Shaun King will explain why people are outraged. And, author and academic Sarah Deer will discuss her new book The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America.
Topics: Keystone XL, pipeline, massive, climate, justice, activists, Chicago, cop, killing, ruled, suicide,...
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Nov 6, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Episode 10  of a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Police abuse, violence, sexual assault, rape, Associated Press, Chicago, Black Lives Matter, Hawaii...
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Nov 6, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Turkey's election results could mean greater authoritarianism. Rahul Mahajan will join us to explain. And, in Houston, Texas, this week, a major proposition for equal rights for transgender people was defeated. Russell Berman of the Atlantic will share why the vote turned out the way it did. Plus, Deborah Jian Lee will discuss her new book, Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism.
Topics: election, results, authoritarianism, Houston, Texas, proposition, rights, transgender, defeated,...
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Nov 4, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Uprising with Sonali features a conversation with Anne Keala Kelly on Hawaii's vote for federally recognized delegates.
Topics: Hawaii, Native Hawaiian, vote, election, sovereignty
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Nov 4, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Uprising with Sonali's: Anne Keala Kelly on Hawaii voting.
Topics: Hawaii, vote, native, elections
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Nov 4, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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AirBnb and the fight over San Francisco's real estate. We'll speak with author Steven Hill, whose new book is entitled, "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers." And, David Dayen joins us to discuss other election results in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Seattle. Plus, as immigrant women begin an indefinite hunger strike at a Texas detention center, we'll turn to Andrea Cristina Mercado of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. 
Topics: AirBnb, San Francisco, real estate, election, results, Mississippi, Kentucky, Seattle, Ohio,...
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Nov 4, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A controversial month-long election in Hawaii is being cast as a path toward sovereignty. But according to my guest Anne Keala Kelly, the elections are just a way to cement existing US colonization of the islands. Plus, author Abdel Bari Atwan joins us to discuss his new, groundbreaking book, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate. 
Topics: controversial, Hawaii, path, sovereignty, elections, colonization, islands, groundbreaking, Islamic...
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Nov 2, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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California has hundreds of farmers markets all over the state. Whether you live in a big or small city, chances are you have access to locally grown fresh food, raised with minimal pesticides. Many conscientious eaters are also what we call "foodies," convinced that our mere act of shopping at local farmers markets and infusing our daily menus with locally grown foods will help curb climate change, will ease the rate at which we are poisoning the earth and our own bodies, and will...
Topics: farmers, markets, shopping, menus, foods, climate, change, children, nature, environment
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Oct 30, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Haitian Presidential elections are being seen as an electoral coup by US-backed President Michel Martelly. We'll speak with Brian Concannon Jr. And, veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich joins us - he's just returned from Jordan and Iraq where he interviewed the Al Qaeda cleric Abu Qatada. Plus, filmmaker Vicki Abeles, who directed Race to Nowhere, joins us to discuss her new book, "Beyond Measure: Rescuing an overscheduled, overtested, underestimated generation." 
Topics: Haiti, president, elections, coup, Michel Martelly, veteran, correspondent, Reese Erlich, Jordan,...
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Oct 30, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Episode 8  of a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Drone Papers, Keith Ellison, Yemen, MSF, Doctors Without Borders, Saudi Arabia, US, hospital,...
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Oct 29, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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We'll spend the hour with Lillian Faderman, acclaimed historian and activist, discussing her new book, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. Faderman has spent most of her life chronicling the various struggles of the LGBT rights movement, and we'll explore history from government persecution to marriage equality. 
Topics: historian, activist, book, Gay, revolution, story, struggle, life, chronicling, struggles, LGBT,...
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Oct 28, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A South Carolina school police officer brutalizes a black female student in a classroom. The incident, captured on video, will be the topic of my conversation with Chenjerai Kumanyika. And, Joy Ann Reid will discuss her new book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide. 
Topics: South Carolina, school, police, brutalizes, black, female, stunt, video, Joy Ann Reid, Fracture,...
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Oct 27, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Congress is getting ready to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act despite a major outcry from privacy rights groups. We'll turn to Shahid Buttar for analysis on the bill. And, acclaimed author Dilip Hiro joins us to discuss his brand new book, The Age of Inspiration: Power, Wealth, and Conflict in Globalizing India.
Topics: Congress, cybersecurity, information, act, privacy, rights, analysis, bill, book, Inspiration,...
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Oct 26, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Violence continues in Jerusalem as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes incendiary statements, blaming Palestinians for the Holocaust. We'll turn to Stephen Zunes. And, Katherine Sawyer of Corporate Accountability International will join us to  discuss the upcoming COP 21 climate meeting in Paris. Plus Adam Briggle, author of A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking will share the story of how Denton, Texas stood up to big energy companies.
Topics: Jerusalem, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Holocaust, Stephen Zunes, Katerine Sawyer, accountability,...
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Oct 26, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Hillary Clinton faced yet another round of Congressional hearings led by the Republican Party on the fatal attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya. We'll turn to former intelligence professional Diane Roark for more. And, indie filmmaker Donovan Vim Crony joins us to discuss his new venture - a short feature film about black and brown youth punk rockers. Plus, we'll hear part 2 of my conversation with Michael Bess about his disturbing book, Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the...
Topics: Hillary Clinton, Congressional, hearings, Benghazi, Libya, intelligence, indie, filmmaker, venture,...
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Oct 24, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Episode 8  of a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Drone Papers, Intercept, Truthdig, drones, war, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, kill list,...
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Oct 23, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. She'll join us to discuss Iran, the nuclear deal, Syria, and more. Michael Bess will talk about  his new and disturbing book, Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society if the Near Future - we'll hear part 1 of a 2 part interview. 
Topics: Nobel, Peace, Shirin Ebadi, Michael Bess, bioengineering, future
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Oct 22, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. She'll join us to discuss Iran, the nuclear deal, Syria, and more. Michael Bess will talk about  his new and disturbing book, Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society if the Near Future - we'll hear part 1 of a 2 part interview.
Topics: Nobel Peace, Shirin Ebadi, Iran, nuclear, deal, Michael Bess, book, grandchildren, redesigned,...
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Oct 22, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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A conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. She'll join us to discuss Iran, the nuclear deal, Syria, and more. Michael Bess will talk about  his new and disturbing book, Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society if the Near Future - we'll hear part 1 of a 2 part interview. 
Topics: Nobel, peace, Shirin Ebadi, nuclear, deal, Iran, new, book, grandchildren, redesigned,...
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Oct 21, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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The Supreme Court considers the death penalty again - this time the chance of it being struck down is high. We'll speak with attorney Lisa Bloom. And, Andrew Ross joins us to discuss a new book he has just edited called The Gulf: High Culture, Hard Labor. 
Topics: Supreme Court, death, penalty, high, attorney, Lisa Bloom, Andrew Ross, book, The Gulf, culture,...
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Oct 20, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Canada elects a new liberal Prime Minister, ending a decade of conservatism. We'll hear from Ricochet Magazine's Derrick O' Keefe about what this means for our northern neighbor. And, investigative journalist Will Potter will discuss the most secretive prisons in the US - Little Guantanamos as they are called. Plus, new inequality data shows disturbing statistics about the US. Teacher and activist Paul Buccheit will explain. 
Topics: Prime Minister, decade, conservatism, magazine, neighbor, investigative, journalist, discuss,...
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Oct 20, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Writer and cultural critic Stephanie Abraham joins us to discuss the anti-Arab racism and orientalism on television, specifically in Showtime's Homeland, and ABC's Quantico. And, Analouise Keating will discuss a new book posthumously published by the visionary writer Gloria Anzaldua. 
Topics: drone, wars, CIA, anti, Arab, racism, orientalism, television, Homeland, Quantico, ABC, Gloria...
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Oct 19, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Poet Remi Kanazi joins us to discuss the latest violence in the Occupied Territories and Gaza. And, he'll read from his new book of poems, Before The Next Bomb Drops. Plus, I'll speak with film maker Avi Lewis about the new film based on Naomi Klein's book of the same name, This Changes Everything.f
Topics: Palestine, Gaza, poems, bomb, drops, Avi Lewis, film, Naomi Klein, everything, changes
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Oct 16, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Episode 7  of a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, CNN, Afghanistan, The Intercept, Drones, Drone...
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Oct 16, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Did Bernie Sanders win the Democratic Presidential debate? Gunar Olsen of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting will help answer that question. And, California passes a slew of progressive new laws addressing a variety of issues from voter registration, wage equality, and abortion, to gun control, food safety, and medical marijuana. We'll speak with Brian Leubitz of Calitics.com. Plus, activist Kristian Davis-Bailey joins me to discuss a new campaign of Black-Palestinian solidarity and how a...
Topics: democratic, reporting, California, progressive, laws, voter, registration, abortion, gun control,...
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Oct 14, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Five Democratic candidates for President square off in their first debate. We'll hear from Roberto Lovato and Julianne Hing for analysis. And, John Kay, author of Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance, joins us to discuss his book. 
Topics: candidates, debate, Democratic, analysis, money, people, business, discuss
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Oct 14, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Turkey was hit with the worst violent attack in modern history when suicide bombers targeted a peace rally. We'll turn to Rahul Mahajan for more. And, Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 219 which closes major loopholes in the Alternative Custody Act. We'll find out how keeping families together instead of apart through mass incarceration is not just better for society but also the state's wallet. My guest will be Diana Zuniga of Californian's United for a Responsible Budget. And, we'll hear the music of...
Topics: Turkey, attacks, suicide, Jerry Brown, Alternative Custody Act, families, incarceration, budget,...
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Oct 13, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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On today's Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day!
Topics: Israeli, forces, killing, Palestinians, violence, Guardian, newspaper, migrants, commemorated,...
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Oct 13, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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On today's Uprising with Sonali: Portland, Oregon decided to celebrate Indigenous People's Day, on the same day we call Columbus Day. Reyn Leno, Tribal Council Chairman for the Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde, will explain the significance of the name change. Plus, the project Culture Strike launches a new campaign entitled, " Until We Are All Free: Imagining a World Free of Bars and Borders." We'll speak with poet Sonia Guiñansaca about it. And, Jorja Leap's latest book is Project...
Topics: indigenous, day, Columbus, council, Tribes, Grand Ronde, culture, strike, campaign, book, project,...
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Oct 9, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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Episode 6  of a podcast created by Sonali Kolhatkar, host of Uprising. Tune in for half an hour of off-the-cuff political analysis, unvarnished truth, honest rumination, and even a teeny bit of fun. Warning: Profanity. Not for radio broadcast.
Topics: Public education, Montessori, homework, testing, Afghanistan, RAWA, Anniversary, US War, Syria,...
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Oct 8, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss
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Uprising is a daily program produced in Southern California by Sonali Kolhatkar and Anna Buss. On today's Uprising with Sonali: Environmental activists denounce the trade deal just agreed to by nations - we'll speak with Bill Waren of Friends of the Earth about the TransPacific Partnership. And, Peter Bibring of the ACLU of Southern California joins us to discuss AB 953, a new California law designed to uncover police racial profiling. Plus author Wen Stephenson will share stories from his new...
Topics: Bill Waren, TPP, trade, Peter Bibring, ACLU, racial profiling, police, Wen Stephenson, climate...
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Oct 6, 2015 Sonali Kolhatkar
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On today's Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumaniyka analyses breaking news of the day. Then, the US massacres nearly 2 dozen aid workers and patients in an airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, just days before the 14 th anniversary of the longest war. We'll speak with journalist Anand Gopal. Plus, the legendary civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs has died. We'll turn to film maker Grace Lee – no relation – to reflect on Boggs' legacy. And, author and legal expert Martha Ertman...
Topics: massacres, workrs, patients, airstrike, war, civil rights, actvisit, Grace Lee Boggs, legacy, book,...